Written by Greg Giaconelli Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The Adelphi Men’s Soccer team will be reclassified from Division I to Division II beginning this semester. The Panthers will compete in Division II play and are now eligible to contend for the Northeast-10 Championship. They were granted an NCAA waiver allowing them to be reclassified without going through the customary two-year probation period, thus enabling them to compete in NCAA postseason games.
The 2013-14 year will mark the first season the team will be playing in this division since 1975. This reclassification now puts all of Adelphi’s athletic programs at the Division II level. After a rough campaign in the 2012 season, that found it posting a 3-13 finish, the team is looking to rebound this year as they bring in 13 new players to fill the roster. Head Coach Carlo Acquista is looking forward to the challenge of meshing these young bloods with the rest of the squad. “For me, the challenge is to compete on a national level” said Acquista. “But the next challenge is to put the right team out there to compete.” The team’s head coach feels that his squad now has something to play for, which could include a trip to the postseason and an opportunity to win the NCAA National Championships in Division II play.
This season’s 16-game schedule will feature 13 Northeast 10 games and three non-conference matches. Acquista believes some of the teams to be on the lookout for as they clash against the Panthers are Southern Connecticut State, Franklin Pierce, Merrimack College and last season’s NE-10 Champions, Southern New Hampshire.
For Acquista, it’s pretty simple. The objectives remain the same every year. There are set team goals as well as some individual goals that he hopes can be achieved. “We need to compete for the top two spots in the division” Acquista said.
“We are excited to be in the NE-10 and play toward a national tournament.”
The Adelphi Men’s Soccer team’s first NE-10 game will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. against Merrimack on home turf. With these new beginnings in a new season, the Panthers are going in with hope springing anew in an attempt to get back on the winning track.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Submitted by Garden City Public School District
The Garden City Public School District is aware that parents and residents have questions about the implementation of the new Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and other recent state mandates. To help explain this initiative, the school district is introducing a new “Question of the Week” feature. The complete listing of the questions and answers will be posted on the district website at http://www.gardencity.k12.ny.us, under “Common Core FAQs.”
We begin this feature below:
What is the Common Core?
The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) are guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at various points in their school careers. The standards are designed to promote critical thinking, encourage a deep understanding of content, and build skills with the goal of enabling all students to be college-and-career ready by the end of 12th grade. The CCLS were developed by a large, distinguished panel of experts from diverse universities and educators working in the field. They were based upon “some of the best standards covered from States across the country, as well as from other nations and extensive research on what’s needed to succeed in jobs and higher education.” The Common Core has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:42
Armed with a truckload of poinsettias, the Garden City Boys’ Lacrosse team brought Christmas to Long Beach last year. Superstorm Sandy brought about a time during which the sport became secondary to helping the neighboring towns that were affected so catastrophically.
The team will be honored at the Long Beach Christmas Angel Annual Holiday Fundraiser on Dec. 6 for the support it brought post-Sandy Long Beach.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:00
This year’s 10th annual St. Joseph School Golf Outing and Honoree Dinner at Cherry Valley Country Club was double the fun. A steady rainstorm earlier this year couldn’t keep the golfers, friends and family from celebrating the many accomplishments of St. Joseph School. At the dinner, Maureen and Frank Liantonio were honored for their years of tireless dedication to St. Joseph School.